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MADLab students posing atop one of the Pershing Avenue hills they constructed

The Art Effect’s Media, Arts, and Design Lab (MADLab) workforce development program annually employs 40 at-risk local youth and helps them develop workforce and technical skills through visual arts projects.

Through four after-school sessions and one full-time summer session, youth earn a wage or stipend as they explore arts careers, produce collaborative projects, and learn workplace skills such as time management, team work, leadership, and communication. Each year, the program has a creative placemaking component where youth design and produce public art installations in downtown Poughkeepsie.

Stay tuned for details on where and how you can see the amazing art created in this session of MADLab and when applications will drop for our upcoming MADLab summer session.

Sign Up Below for Spring MADLab Intensives!

MADLab Digital Photography/ Reel Exposure Intensive
April 19th – 30th (2 wks, Mon-Fri each week), 3:00pm – 6:00pm
@ 489 Main St, Poughkeepsie (Trolley Barn Gallery)
Get into the action of teen storytelling through photos, videos, and response art! Learn how to react to, recreate, and respond to works of art from teenagers across the country by capturing your own photos and producing your own videos!
Stipend = $50 upon completion

MADLab 3D Art & Design Bootcamp
May 10th- 14th (1 week, Mon-Fri), 3:00pm – 6:00pm
@ 489 Main St, Poughkeepsie (Trolley Barn Gallery)
Want to point at something in your city and say “I built that!” Work with a team to design a new public art installation! Will it move? Be reflective? Will it talk? That’s up to you! Make models! Sketch designs! Present your vision for what could be the next best thing in Poughkeepsie!
Stipend = $50 upon completion

Click HERE to apply today!

Programming at The Art Effect is partially funded by monies received from the United Way of Dutchess County, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Dutchess County.